Tuesday, September 20, 2022

NVIS Propagation Experiment Using WSPR

We used the Zachtek WSPR Desktop transmitters to run a short experiment of NVIS propagation on 40 meters. This talk was for the Sept 19th, 2022, Beginner's Academy Zoom meeting.


Thursday, September 8, 2022

DMR High-powered Hotspot

There is a DMR High-powered hotspot located near Mowat Middle School in Lynn Haven.  

The frequency is 146.595 MHz, Color Code 1, Timeslot 2.
The antenna is only up about 20 ft. currently, so coverage is limited.  
The hotspot is connected to the TGIF network.  On this network, you can reach our local talk group, 
850 "Florida Panhandle Ragchew," and about 1700 other talk groups to check out.  
This hotspot is temporary until we can have a DMR repeater installed.

Bob Plank 
KK4DIV






Tuesday, September 6, 2022

State QSO Party Beginner's Guide

You will hear state QSO parties most weekends on the HF Bands. Find out how to participate. This was our topic for the September 4th Beginner's Academy Zoom meeting.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Digital Mobile Radio DMR Talk by Bob KK4DIV

Bob KK4DIV covers some general info about Digital Mobile Radio DMR and also his High Power DMR Hotspot project. Bob is a member and secretary for the Panama City ARC. He also has a YouTube Channel, 73Outdoors covering his portable amateur radio adventures. This talk was recorded from the August 22nd Beginner's Academy Zoom Meeting.


Saturday, August 6, 2022

Charlie Lewis KF4JR is a Silent Key

It is with great sorrow to inform you of the passing of Charlie Lewis KF4JR on August 5th, 2022. Please keep Charlie's family in your thoughts and prayers. He was a member of the club and served as the Sgt. At Arms in 2011. Charlie was always ready to pitch in and help the club and local hams.

Here is Charlie's obituary.



Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Beginner's Guide for Using Powerpole Connectors

Anderson powerpoles are a convenient way to connect your radio to a power source and much more. This is a recording of our 8/1/22 Beginner's Academy Zoom Meeting.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Bay County ARES Update

Doug Gibson KN4PFZ gave a talk on Bay County ARES at the July 27th Club Meeting. Click here for the slides. Visit the Bay County ARES website https://www.baycountyares.org/.